Van Driver Toolkit – Eyesight & Medical Conditions

Did you know?

  • Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 if they do not inform DVLA about a medical condition that affects their driving.
  • It is an offence for drivers to refuse to submit to an eyesight test when requested to by the police.
  • Drivers may be prosecuted if involved in an accident because of their known medical condition.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 creates the offence of driving with ‘uncorrected defective eyesight’ and drivers could be prosecuted if they drive without meeting the standards of vision for driving.

Before driving any vehicle, the driver is legally required to…